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The Senior Class of 1956 
proudly dedicates The Penguin 
to Dr. Harry L. Crowley, our 
Class Advisor. September 9, 1952 
was the first day of school at 
North Adams both for us as the 
new freshman class and for Dr. 
Crowley as a new faculty member. 
We remained together and worked 
together for the ensuing three and 
one-half years. 

Dr. Crowley left our teaching 
staff in February, 1956. We re- 
gret that he could not see his 
class through the second semester 
of their senior year, but we take 
this opportunity to thank him for 
serving our needs faithfully and 
well. 

May God bless his future and 

ours! 



Dedication 



In appreciation to Mr. Edmund K. 
Luddy, who so willingly and competently 
came to our aid to lead us through this 
difficult second semester as our faculty 
advisor, we express our sincere thanks. 






Ivy, dancing in the Spring-time of our lives . . . 
Beckoning young carefree hearts with slender fingers 

slender fingers, 
Oft have you watched, quiet eyes behind 
A glimmering surface, shimmering surface, 
The sunlit years. We paraded before you 
Childlike; 

Rainwashed and sunbathed you 
Nodded gently to our eager laughter. 

We leave the safety of your dancing shadows, 
See the tears behind the glimmering surface 

shimmering surface, 
Reach to brush away each one. Praise to thee 
Green Ivy who pointed the path of 
Truths to young hearts, now fuller hearts — 
Hearts which leave your shadows to guide 
The coming Spring-time of other lives. 



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Training School Faculty 



Harold McLean, Junior High; Margaret Stevenson, Grade 2; Claire M. Barry, Junior 
High; J. Stanley Sullivan, Junior High; Helen E. Brown, Grade 4; Viola Cooper, 
Assistant Principal, Grade 5; John A. Durnin, Principal; Loretta J. Loftus, Grade 3; 
Helen E. Mallery, Grade 1; Mary Walsh, Grade 6. 




Office Staff 



Edward E. MacFarland, Principal Clerk; Florence R. Tiedemann, 
Senior Bookkeeper; Bertha L. Allyn, Senior Clerk. 




Wallace H. Venable, Science, Education; Dr. John H. Semon, Science; Ames S. 
Pierce, Social Studies; Nila R. Haresign, Acting Dean of Women, Physical Educa- 
tion, Education; Martha E. Durnin, Education, Guidance; Lillian E. Boyden, Music, 
Education; Margaret M. Lanoue, Librarian. 



College Faculty 



Edmund K. Luddy, Social Studies, Classics; Andrew S. Flagg, Dean of Men, Art, 
Education; Dr. Harry G. Schrickel, Philosophy, Psychology, Education; Dr. Dayton 
N. Dennett, English, Classics, Speech; Mary Underhill, English, Classics; Dr. Hazel 
B. Mileham, Director of Training, Education. 



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ALLAN BOOTH 

Good humor is goodness and wisdom com- 
bined. 

Drama Club 2; Men's Athletic Association 
1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 1. 



CAROL CIMONETTI 

Nothing great was ever achieved without 
enthusiasm. 

Class Treasurer 3, 4; Newman Club 1, 2, 
3, 4; Taconic Columns 3; Commuters' Club 
1, 2, 3, 4; Current Events Club 2; Music 
Club 1, Mikado 1; Science Club 2; Wom- 
en's Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; May 
Queen's Court 2; Winter Carnival Queen's 
Court 3; Yearbook Staff 4. 




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WILLIAM COUGHLIN 

Fearless minds climb soonest unto crowns. 

Newman Club 3; Taconic Columns, Co-Edi- 
tor 3; Current Events Club 3; Science Club 
3; Interclass Basketball 1, 2; Interclass 
Baseball 1, 2; Yearbook Staff 3. 







JOANNE DEMADONNA 

Modesty is the citadel of beauty and virtue. 

Class Treasurer 1, Vice President 4; New- 
man Club 1, 2, 4; Taconic Columns 3; Dra- 
ma Club 1, The Velvet Glove 1; Current 
Events Club 1, 2; Commuters' Club 1, 2, 
3, 4; Music Club 1, Mikado 1; Science Club 
2; Women's Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Winter Carnival Queen 1 ; Yearbook Staff 4. 





PATRICIA MURLEY GAMLIN 

Common sense is instinct, and enough of it 
is genius. 

Student Council 4, Vice President 3; Class 
Secretary 1, 2, President 3; Dormitory Sec- 
retary 2, Vice President 3, President 4; New- 
man Club 1, 2, 3, Vice President 4; Drama 
Club 2, 3, 4, Assistant Director The Ghost 
Train 3; Glee Club 1, Mikado 1; Current 
Events Club 1, Secretary-Treasurer 2, Vice 
President 3; Taconic Columns 3; Women's 
Athletic Association 4, Class Representative 
1, 3, Secretary-Treasurer 2; N.E.P.T.A. Con- 
ference Delegate 3; Cheerleader 1, 2, Cap- 
tain 3, 4; Who's Who in American Colleges 
4; Yearbook Photography Editor 4. 



RUTH KEYES 

Much wisdom often goes with fewest words. 

Dormitory Representative 1, 3, Treasurer 3; 
Assistant Librarian 1, 2, 3, 4. 








JOAN KUNSTLER 

Personality is to man what perfume is to 
floiver. 

Class Vice President 3; Dormitory Treasurer 
2; Frank Fuller Murdock Honor Society 2, 
3, 4; Christian Association 1, 2. Vice Pres- 
ident 3; Taconic Columns 3; Music Club 
1, Vice President 2, Mikado 1 ; Women's 
Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4, Head of 
Sports 3; Winter Carnival Queen's Court 3; 
Yearbook Editor-in-Chief 4; Ivy Poem; Ivy 
Oration. 



FRANCES LAPLANTE 

The world is always ready to receive talent 
ivith open arms. 

Student Council Secretary 4; Dormitory 
Council 4; Frank Fuller Murdock Honor 
Society 2, 3, Vice President 4; Christian 
Association 1, 4; Commuters' Club 1, 2, Vice 
President 3; Women's Athletic Association 
1, 2, 3, 4; Conference Delegate 3; Music 
Club 1, Mikado 1; Taconic Columns 3; 
N.E.P.TA. Conference Delegate 4; Co- 
Chairman College Union Committee 4; Who's 
Who in American Colleges 4; Yearbook Lit- 
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JOYCE LATAIF 

Intellect, the starlight of the brain. 

Class Secretary 4; Frank Fuller Murdock 
Honor Society 2, 4, Secretary-Treasurer 3; 
Music Club 1, 2, Mikado 1; Drama Club 1; 
Newman Club 1, 2; Commuters' Club 1, 2, 
3, 4; Taconic Columns 3, 4; Women's Ath- 
letic Association 1, 2, 3, 4. 



EDWARD PIERSON, JR. 

Propriety of manners and consideration for 
others are the two main characteristics of 
a gentleman. 

Student Council Assistant Treasurer 3; Class 
Vice President 2; Men's Athletic Associa- 
tion 1, 3, 4, Vice President 2; Music Club 
1, 3, Mikado 1; Basketball 1, 2, 3, Captain 
4; Bookstore Manager 4. 






THOMAS QUADROZZI 

Reason and judgment are the qualities of a 
leader. 

Student Council 2, President 4; Class Pres- 
ident 2; Frank Fuller Murdock Honor So- 
ciety 2, 3, President 4; Taconic Columns, 
Editor 3; Men's Athletic Association 1, 2, 
3, 4; Drama Club 3, 4; Music Club 1, 2, 
Mikado 1 ; Who's Who in American Col- 
leges 4; Massachusetts State Teachers Col- 
lege Conference Delegate 3, 4. 



DOROTHY FILTER ROWE 

Modest expression is a beautiful setting to 
the diamond of talent and genius. 

Antioch College 1, 2; Frank Fuller Mur- 
dock Honor Society 3, 4; Music Club 3; 
Commuters' Club 3, 4; Yearbook, Assistant 
Editor 4. 




WILFRED SAULNIER 

Few things are impossible to diligence and 
skill. 

Student Council 4; Class President 4; Cur- 
rent Events Club 1. 2; Science Club 2; Mu- 
sic Club 1. Mikado 1; Men's Athletic As- 
sociation 1. 2. 3. 4; Varsity Basketball 1. 



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CHARLES BORDEAU 

Nothing common can seem worthy of you. 
Frank Fuller Murdock Honor Society 4. 




Seniors 



Booth, Allen William, Jr. Burgess St., Sagamore 

Bordeau, Charles Rane 17 Root Place, Pittsfield 

Cimonetti, Carol Jane Luce Rd., Williamstown 

Coughlin, William Cassidy 114 Corinth St., North Adams 

DeMadonna, Joanne Esther 188 East Main St., North Adams 

Gamlin, Patricia Ann Murley, Mrs 13 Cypress St., Greenfield 

Keyes, Ruth Lillian __. Leyden Rd., Greenfield 

Kunstler, Joan Marie __ 17 Leniston St., Roslindale 

La Plante, Frances Addie South Vernon, Vt. 

Lataif, Joyce Marie r 99 Gallup St., North Adams 

Pierson, Edward Franklin, Jr. .._ ____ 39 Maple St., Williamstown 

Quadrozzi, Thomas F. 42 Longview Terrace, Pittsfield 

Rowe, Dorothy Filter, Mrs. 115 Pine Grove Dr., Pittsfield 

Saulnier, Wilfred George 180 E. Quincy St., North Adams 





Junior Class 



The Junior Class! At first it's a jolt, leaving the safety of 
the college to go out into the world of Observing and Doing 
down at Mark's . . . but we get used to anything, and pretty 
soon we even kind of like it. It's pretty obvious by now that 
we're in school to learn to be teachers. We'd almost forgotten 
that the first two years. Slowly we're learning . . . that there's 
a Method in our Madness! Good old Burton! 



Juniors 



Allen, Sylvia — 8 West Street Greenfield 

Bartini, Arnold G. — 1 Simon Ave. Adams 

Bernard, Thomas — 61 Church Street North Adams 

Cariddi, Frances — 74 West Main Street North Adams 

Daikos, Dorothy — 45 Templeton Street Dorchester 

Desnoyers, Kathleen — 18 Tremont Street North Adams 

Doyle, John T. — 955 Massachusetts Ave. ____..___ North Adams 

England, Barbara R. (Mrs.)— 378 Williams St. Pittsfield 

Forbes, Marlene — 32 Worthington Street Pittsfield 

Hall, Thomas F. — 70 Francis Avenue ___ Pittsfield 

Hendrickson, Henry P. — 744 West Housatonic St. Pittsfield 

Lobdell, Brian D. — Berkshire Farm _ __ Canaan, N.Y. 

Meacham, Robert— R.F.D. No. 2 Florida 

Miller, George F., Jr., — 18 Highland Avenue Adams 

Molloy, Alice C. — 16 Quincy Street North Adams 

Morelli, Donald — 282 Francis Avenue Pittsfield 

Morin, Marjorie — 191 Prospect Street _. _ North Adams 

Murphy, Carol Ann — 26 Hall Street North Adams 

Neil, Elizabeth — Main Street Sagamore 

O'Leary, Mary K. — Taylor Street Hinsdale 

Pilkington, Paula Louise — Bray Road Shelburne Falls 

Richard, Carol J. — 45 South Street Williamstown 

Richards, Mary — 48 Natural Bridge Road North Adams 

Rivers, James — 36 Pine Street Dalton 

Rock, Donald F. — River Street North Adams 

Ryan, John D. — 49 Hall Street North Adams 

Scarbeau, Barbara — 47 Washington Avenue North Adams 

Smith, Delight — 478 Church Street _ North Adams 

Starsiak, Kenneth — 3 Sears Street __ Adams 

Welter, Eugene F.— 288 Elm Street Pittsfield 

Wheeler, Janet R.— 338 State Road North Adams 

Whitman, Viola M. — 1238 Massachusetts Ave. North Adams 

Windrow, Richard A. — 95 Brooklyn Street North Adams 





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Sophomore Class 



Full of life and energy . . . led to many victories by president John Murphy 
. . . Sophomore Prom — "Moonlight and Roses" theme at Greylock gym, 
huge success . . . Winter Carnival snow sculpture winners with "Minnie the 
Mermaid" . . . Stunt Night Champions — "Snowdrop and the Seven Drips'' 
. . . birthday parties in the Union . . . pajama party in the dorm . . . soon 
to be juniors. 



Soph 



omores 



Albert, Burton, Jr. — South Main Street Lanesborough 

Alsing, Nancy C. — 68 Munson Road . Wilbraham 

Blanchette, Donald C. — 7 Gavin Avenue ___ Adams 

Bourrie, George H. — 41 Holbrook Street North Adams 

Canedy, Rodman E. — 1015 State Road North Adams 

Chretien, Charles P. — 19 Lake Street Pittsfield 

Cicchetti, Peter G. — 376 Columbia Street Adams 

Collins, Phillip G. — Commonwealth Avenue Hinsdale 

Cyr, Lawrence H. — 483 Pecks Road - Pittsfield 

Dracup, Judith E. — 27 Kemp Avenue North Adams 

Duprat, Shirley — Route No. 19 ._. North Adams 

Duquette, Denis J. — 18 Main Street Dalton 

Gehring, Walter R. — Lenox Road ____ Pittsfield 

Goldman, Leonard — 63 Blakinton Street North Adams 

Haddad, Annette M. — 232 Springside Avenue Pittsfield 

Hogan, Viola F. — Knox Road Pittsfield 

Jesperson, Elna — Box 25 Mill River 

Kalisz, Henry J. — 16 Siara Street Adams 

Kronick, Audrey L. — 203 Houghton Street North Adams 

Kuehner, Richard R. — 299 Elm Street Pittsfield 

Leah, Marjorie E. Hancock 

LeMoine, Carol — 241 River Street North Adams 

Maguire, Miriam M. — 13 Church Street Gloucester 

Maroni, James — 205 East Quincy Street North Adams 

Mello, Edward C— P.O. Box 243 Vineyard Haven 

Miles, John R. — 55 East Street Adams 

Murphy, John A. — 42 Hudson Street North Adams 

Murphy, John E. — 310 Union Street North Adams 

Murray, Alan — 11 Holbrook Street North Adams 

Murray, Susan J. — Middletown Hill Road Rowe 

Nash, Paul J.— 32 Westminster Street _ Pittsfield 

Plona, Stanley— 63 Newell Street Pittsfield 

Reynolds, Henry W. — 116 East Main Street Williamstown 

Shaw, Jean — 1 Kingmont Street Greenwood 

Shaw, Marilyn D. — 5 Columbia Terrace Adams 

Shepard, Jean M. — Mountainview Avenue — . Williamstown 

Sroczyk, Helen — North Road Chesterfield 

Stomski, Richard— 107 First Street ___ Pittsfield 

Sweet, Shirley — Oblong Road _ Williamstown 

Tyler, Manley A., Jr. — 29 Wood Avenue North Adams 

Wary, Loretta — 16 Essex Street Pittsfield 

Wolfson, Beverly M. — 81 East Housatonic Street Pittsfield 

Wright, Marcia A. — 211 Shaw Road Bridgewater 

Windrow, Richard — 95 Brooklyn Street North Adams 




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Freshman Class 



Tremendous size . . . studious ones — largest honor list in many years 
. . . lovely freshman queen from Connecticut — Ann Hosford . . . guided 
through activities by Leonard Murphy, class president . . . ardent supporters 
of the College Union . . . entertainment for dorm parties . . . the source of 
new spirit behind Alter Natus — really pushed card party and raffle . . . 
Queen of Winter Carnival — Marilyn Gallese . . . quantity at all times . . . 
hope to be sophomores. 



Freshmen 



Anderson. Alfred F. — 651 East Main Street North Adams 

Angus. Judith Anne — 898 Salem Street Lynnfield 

Barcomb, Robert Amos — 169 Liberty Street North Adams 

Bassett. Caroline Anne — 111 Church Street Pittsfiekl 

Bergeron. Robert T. — 12 Potter Place North Adams 

Bernard. Ann Elaine — 41 Linden Road West Roxbury 

Bosco. Jenney Ann Mary — 134 Prince Street Boston 

Brazeau. Robert Ernest — 27 Hull Avenue Pittsfield 

Brodacki, Frank Walter. Jr. — 46 North Summer Street Adams 

Brown. Joan Ingrid— R.F.D. No. 2 North Adams 

Calkins. Mary Alicia — 44 Dresser Avenue Great Barrington 

Cande. Donald P. — Coakley's Riding School Lenox 

Cicchetti. John P. — 376 Columbia Street Adams 

Comparato. Corrine Phyllis — 100 Tower Road Dalton 

Crews, Phyllis Elizabeth — 21 Hoosac Street Adams 

Doherty. Peter Sears — Richmond Road , Richmond 

Dougherty. Alfred F. — 44 Cady Street North Adams 

Ellis. Patricia Ann — 9 Everett Road Buzzards Bay 

Faille. Barbara Ann Elizabeth — 164 North Street North Adams 

Fales. Eleanor Joyce — 15 Pleasant Street Mansfield 

Farinon, Marcia Anna — 22 Francis Street North Adams 

Femino. Katherine Ann — 48 Endicott Street Salem 

Fitzgibbon. Mary Patricia — 8 Hammond Street Worcester 

Folino, Paul Emilio — 69 Harris Street North Adams 

Fox. John Joseph — 23 Brown Street Pittsfield 

Gallese, Marilyn Theresa — 312 Eagle Street North Adams 

Garrity. Mary E. — 835 Dalton Avenue Pittsfield 

Gaskalka. Barbara Ann — Savoy Road Windsor 

Gay, Carlton L. — 892 South Church Street North Adams 

Gaylord. Philip Roger — Care "0" Cleveland Street Pittsfield 

Gleason. Joan Lottie — 179 West Park Street Lee 

Grant, Helen Joan — 83 Simonds Road Williamstown 

Hannon, Eugene Leo, III — 248 Appleton Avenue Pittsfield 

Hawkins. Norman K Glendale 

Hosford. Ann Carolyn — 26 Sunset Terrace West Hartford 

Kernahan. Barbara Ann — Carson Avenue Dalton 

Kirkpatrick. David W. — 35 East Quincy Street North Adams 

Mangano. Lorraine R. — 67 Cherry Street Pittsfield 

McGowan. Maureen A. — 14 Sargent Street Dorchester 

Meade. Thomas B. — 20 State Road North Adams 

Murphy, Leonard Joseph — 170 Brown Street Pittsfield 

Navin. John — 23 Edwin Street Pittsfield 

Niarchos. Elaine Ann — 125 California Avenue Pittsfield 

O'Conner. Daniel F. — 272 West Main Street Williamstown 

O'Neil, Grace E. — 108 Cole Avenue Williamstown 

Patrie, Janet Marie — 71 River Street North Adams 

Pell. Gloria Jean — 882 Rockdale Avenue New Bedford 

Pomerantz, Philip — 139 Robbins Avenue Pittsfield 

Pozzi, Charles — 1410 Broad Street Altavista, Virginia 

Prendergast, Paul — 34 Bay State Road Pittsfield 

Rice, Virginia Frances — Berlin Road Williamstown 

St. Peter, Francis Edmund — 51 Wilson Street Pittsfield 

Sarro, Edward Michael — 37 Barry Place Hyde Park 

Serre, Roger Robert — 124 Barth Street North Adams 

Shepherd, Robert Lansing — 73 Warren Avenue Dalton 

Sherman, Bruce Leslie — Main Road Savoy 

Sitnik, Cecelia Frances — 34 Gilmore Avenue Great Barrington 

Starr, Marlene Agnes — 60 Marietta Street North Adams 

Suitor, Robert Frederick — Maple Street Hinsdale 

Swain, Robert J., Jr. — 153 Highland Street New Bedford 

Tetreault, Clifford E. — 181 Elm Street Greenfield 

Tierney, Francis W. — 64 Union Street Randolph 

Walker, Marcia Rae— R.F.D. No. 1 Eagle Bridge 

Wynne, Louis — 124 1 /, Lincoln Street Pittsfield 

Zajac, Caryl Evelyn — 82 Lincoln Street Pittsfield 



The New Mental Health Clinic 



Something new has been added to our 
school — a Mental Health Clinic. North 
Adams and the state have gone into part- 
nership in order to deal efficiently with 
the emotional problems of the children in 
this area. 

The community had to furnish the build- 
ing facilities and the secretarial help while 
the state furnished the professional staff. 
The state has established twelve such clin- 
ics throughout Massachusetts. 

The Mental Health Clinic is working 
closely with the school clinic and plans are 
being made for an even closer relationship. 



Headed by Mr. Virgilio, psychiatric so- 
cial worker, and Dr. Brown, psychiatrist, 
the clinic began operations late this fall. 
Dr. Weinstein, clinical psychologist, third 
member of the staff, is at the clinic several 
days a week, too. The Clinic serves the sur- 
rounding communities of North Adams, 
Adams, Williamstown, and the other small 
towns in the area in Massachusetts and 
Vermont. 

Although the name sounds a bit unpleas- 
ant, the Mental Health Clinic is not a place 
to fear, but a place to go for help. 





The Koi 




This year, a dream became a 
reality. The dream was a place 
to relax and have a cup of coffee 
without having to go downtown. 
It became a reality in the Koffee 
Korner. 

The College Union Commit- 
tee, a group of volunteers from 
the student body, headed by 
Frannie LaPlante and Tom Hall 
as co-chairmen, put their all in- 
to the planning and actual work 
of setting up this dream. A gen- 
eral plea was issued for help, 
and the student body answered 
the call by showing up in groups 
to help with the painting and 
some of the dirty work. Everyone 
pitched in and by December 5, 
the College Union was able to 




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hold its Grand Opening. 

Once the Koffee Korner was 
open, the problem before the 
committee was to raise $100 to 
repay Student Council. It was 
necessary to borrow this money 
in order to set up the Union. The 
student body and the faculty 
again demonstrated their en- 
thusiasm by bringing baked 
goods to sell. The project is well 
underway and is proving suc- 
cessful. 

The College Union Committee 
hopes to make the Union even 
better next year and hopes to do 
more than meet the cravings of 
the student body for coffee and 
doughnuts. 




Senior Class 





It was in September of 1953 that we first met 
at State Teachers — a day when we set out deter- 
mined to fulfill our hopes of becoming teachers. 
As freshmen absorbed in the business of obtain- 
ing knowledge, we hardly noticed the things about 
us. Our days were full of the woes of complet- 
ing biology notebooks and history outside read- 
ing assignments. 

Even with the rush of classes there was time 
for fun and much laughter. After the hectic pe- 
riod of getting names straight we settled down 
as a group under the leadership of Charlie Pere- 
nick and our faculty advisor. Dr. Crowley, and 
joined in extracurricular clubs and activities. We 
even conducted some social affairs. The Halloween 
Dance which we sponsored was our first triumph. 
The social hall was decked in traditional orange 
and black, with a chandelier of balloons. We 
went on to join in the production of the Gilbert 
and Sullivan operetta. The Mikado, and Stunt 
Night's comic take-off. The Mikadoo. The year 
also found members of the class represented on 
the basketball team and the courts of the Winter 
Carnival Queen and the May Day Queen. 

Surviving the strugles of our Freshman year, 
most of us returned in 1954 — no longer the new 
faces on a campus with which we were by this time 
familiar. Though smaller in number, our group had 
not diminished in initiative and quality. The bat- 
tle this year included a rigorous course in Physical 
Science and a great deal of time spent establishing 
the wheat, corn, and raw material centers of the 
world. 

Social events, too, took up much of our time, 
as we joined the rest of the students in the an- 
nual trek up Greylock. and in school picnics and 
parties. Tom Quadrozzi was our president this 
year. Under his leadership, our talents were put 
to work to help make the Drama Club play, The 
Velvet Glove, and the production of Gilbert and 
Sullivan's Patience successful, and to show some 
good competition on Stunt Night with our ver- 
sion of contemporary Hollywood stars. The feature 
social event sponsored by our class was the Sopho- 
more Prom, which was held at the Masonic Tem- 
ple. 








History 





After weathering the storm of a strenuous 
Sophomore year and showing our worth with 
the election of many into the Honor Society, we 
came back as Jolly Juniors, ready to start the 
last half of our college careers. This year much 
time was spent in methods classes, and we made 
our first treks to the "mill on the hill." With all 
our newly acquired knowledge of Burton and edu- 
cational methods, we felt secure in taking a stand 
in arguments started by the Stately Seniors. 

Our class continued to devote much of its time 
to making the college social events successful. Our 
Junior Prom proved to be one of the most talked- 
about in many years. With the cooperation of 
the student body we were able to get a locally 
famous TV orchestra. Steve Allen's "After Six 
Seven," to play for us for the evening. The dance 
was held at the Williams Inn. and was most pleas- 
ant for all who attended. 

This year we were also the sponsors of the 
Winter Carnival. After dragging snow from the 
lawns of the school, and laboriously producing a 
snow image of "Hickory, Dickory. Dock," when 
judging time came. Mother Nature had smiled 
warmly on us — too warmly — and all that was left 
was an indeterminate blob. However, the weekend 
as a whole was a jolly one. 

Not to be forgotten was our production of 
Cinderoola on Stunt Night, complete with hand- 
some prince Joanie Kunstler and princess Bill 
Coughlin. The skit provided many laughs and 
some tough competition for the other classes. ( Of 
course, we thought we should have won!) 

Again this year members of the class supported 
the Drama Club production, The Ghost Train, and 
swelled the membership of the other school or- 
ganizations. 

Back again in the fall of '55 as Seniors, we 
became the upper-upperclassmen of the school. 
The blues of training school were tempered with 
the joys of accomplishment. It wouldn't be long 
before we set out in the teaching profession. 

Socially we still maintained our place among 
the classes, contributing to social functions and 
leading manv of the college activities. Though we 










were busy with practice teaching and unable to 
sponsor social affairs, they had our support. 

Dr. Crowley left us to join the staff of Fitch- 
burg S.T.C. To take his place, we elected Mr. 
Luddy to be our advisor for the rest of the year. 

A brand new idea sprang up in our junior 
year and blossomed this year, thanks to the hard 
work and support of all the student body. A dream 
came true with the opening of the College Union. 
Many happy hours were spent there by our class 
members who enjoyed a hot cup of coffee and 
a round of bridge. 

Stunt Night of our senior year was fun and 
hard work, with our presentation of Sleeping 
Beauty. Hampered by a blown fuse which caused 
the loss of the use of the spot-light, we still man- 
aged to make a good showing. 

Time passed quickly, with graduation coming 
ever closer. That was the day to which we all 
eagerly looked forward — the day when we would 
close the covers on another chapter of our lives. 
That chapter was four years of college in which 
we became richer in knowledge, understanding, 
and friendships — a chapter soon to become a very 
happy memory. 





Student Council 



The Student Council is the guiding hand behind 
all college activities . . . the executives of this or- 
ganization include its ofifcers as well as the pres- 
idents of each class plus the presidents of all the 
clubs and the dormitory president . . . this im- 
pressive body has two major responsibilities — 
distributing the Student Association dues and 
guiding the social life of the college — between the 
opening days in September and the hectic election 
days of May, they may be seen flying about the 
campus executing their various duties. 



Officers 

President THOMAS QUADROZZI 

Secretary FRANCES LAPLANTE 

Treasurer MARY RICHARDS 

Assistant Treasurer . THOMAS HALL 









Dormitory Council 

Judge and jury of the Dorm . . . the reminders 
of the rules and regulations . . . the flashlight 
brigade . . . Christmas and Halloween parties 
. . . the annual Dorm Formal. 

Officers 

President ._ PATRICIA GAMLIN 

Vice President KATHIE O'LEARY 

Secretary _..... LORETTA WARY 

Treasurer VIOLA HOGAN 






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Basket 



"Wait until next year!" That 
is the cry heard around our cam- 
pus. Record-wise the 1955-1956 
basketball season was somewhat 
on the lean side — 0-15. However, 
the score does not tell the whole 
story. 

With the exception of two up- 
perclassmen, this year's team was 
composed entirely of underclass- 
men, mainly newcomers to 
N.A.S.T.C. basketball. The ma- 
jority of our schedule was played 
in the fast N.E.T. Conference. Al- 
though without winners, we gave 
our opposing teams stiff competi- 
tion. 

The season was a story of an 
ever improving ball team — with 
many heartbreaking games, espe- 
cially at the end of the season. 
As in all sports events, there were 
many bright spots. The constant 
hard play of our boys and the 




Team 



Stanley Plona 
John Murphy 
Ed Pierson, Captain 
John Navin 

Pete Chiachetti, Manager 
James Moroni 
Tom Bernard 
Lennie Goldman 

Fran Cardillo, Coach 




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intense support of the student 
body was the best in years. We 
shall long remember the bus trip 
to Albany and the students who 
travelled long distances to see the 
boys play out of town. Both play- 
ers and supporters displayed good 
sportsmanship. 

Captain Ed Pierson, a gradu- 
ating Senior, will be a great loss 
to the team next year. Ed has 
given four years of fine play and 
leadership to the "Profs." 

Everyone is optimistic about 
our basketball future. We have 
the nucleus of a fine team, along 
with the promise of new talent, 
the hope of an expanding school 
and sports program, and the dy- 
namic spirit of our student body. 
With these factors as a founda- 
tion, basketball at N.A.S.T.C. is 
on its way to more successful 
years. 





Cheerleaders 



Barbara Scarbeau 
Annette Haddad 
Pat Gamlin, Captain 
Loretta Wary 
Alice Molloy 




Taconic 




Columns 



Vol. X 



NORTH ADAMS STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE, DEC. 1955 



No. 2 



Student Union Here At Last! 



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throw the powers of an heaven 
and earth, if in so doing I could 
but increase his comfort." 

"The boy sleeps peacefully," Na- 
omi protested, nervously preparing 
the bread dough, "but I fear t^ 
your shouting will awaken 

A sudden knock 
aroused Caleb 
Upon answe^ 
fronted 



"A cup of coffe-; 
I nut, please.' 
favorite 




The King of Kings 



A vigorous wind was visiting the 
streets of Bethlehem. Caleb peered 
through the window of his inn to 
watch the congested throng of 
pilgrims treading their way, shad- 
ing their eyes as best they could 
from particles of sand, drifting in 
from Damascus. Caleb's chest 
grew irritated as a draft of air 
penetrated the meager framework 
of the window, sending him into^ 
spell of violent coughin 
watched reproachfully 
draft came scurryir^ 
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lodging is already 

tizens; many guests 

away tonight. Perha 

better off outdoors ttu 

in this draft-ridden h 

the decline of our judges 

phets, all authority has bi 

tagonistic. Power turns all v 

ness to vice. Even the God o.\ 

fathers has forsaken us 

"You are cold and weary," N 
omi interrupted, "A little rest 
would correct the distortions of 
your judgment and soften your 
harshness." 

Pushing his hair back from his 
ear, Caleb responded, "Can I be 
but harsh when the hand of au- 
thority has reduced my lot to such 
poverty that I must keep a shabby 
inn and refuse my son the care he 
needs to strengthen his crippled 
limbs? I would that I could over- 



ambled as 
.. to his room, 
.limself retired. 

,..iat night Caleb suddenly 
stai ied from his sleep. He noticed 
that the severe winds had ceased 
their blowing, and that a strange 
calm prevailed. Returning to sleep, 
he was again aroused when he 
thought he could hear echoes of 
a choir singing gloriously from the 

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.ittee. 
.iole one 
oed the plans 
-iig a wealth of 
it ideas. Then the 
med three subcommittees 
ork on the various problems. 
On decorations and floor plan- 
ning were Jack Doyle, Tom Ber- 
nard, Kathy Desnoyers, Tom Hall, 
Marilyn Gallese, Brian Lobdell, 
Betty Neil and Don Rock. On the 
coffee set-up were Frannie La- 
Plante, Paul Prendergast, Henry 
Reynolds, Bob Swain, Lennie Mur- 
phy, and Nancy Alsing. The writ- 
ten policies subcommittee was 
composed of Paul Nash, Marlene 
Forbes, Tom Quadrozzi, Corinne 
Comparato, Janet Wheeler, Mau- 
reen McGowen, and Kathie O'- 
Leary. Work went along smoothly 
and finally a D-day was set: the 



College Union would have its 
grand opening on December 5. 

Many things had to be done be- 
fore the opening, however, and 
the committee set to work. The 
written policies were handed out 
the student body and received 
approval. The Union Com- 
°e had charge of one of the 
blies in order to tell the 
about the work that was 
and what they could 
>m the Union. A contest 
iced to name the Union 
entries were received 
^ttee chose the win- 
e Koffee Korner — 
b Shepherd. Bob 
cups of coffee 

the M.A.A. 
to reopen 
nittee and 
student 
ing the 
>s fur- 
k- stu- 
the 
to 
on- 
Booth 
the entire 
; lO be done first, 
really larger than 
^ninks. Stanley Plona, 
1 Tierney and Pete Cicchetti 
'.elped paint those terrible brick 
walls which simply took hours to 
paint. The fair sex was well re- 
presented also with Sylvia Allen, 
Mimi McGuire, Judy Dracup, Mary 
Richards, and Joan Kunstler slap- 
ping the paint on as well as the 
men. Working together seemed to 
briiig the committee closer and 
major problems were turned into 
minor ones and soon overcome. 

On Sunday, December 4, the 
Committee put the finishing 
touches on the Union and then 
held a little celebration to con- 
gratulate themselves on the fine 
work which they had done. The 
entire room was completely trans- 
formed into something very warm 
and cheerful. 

Finally D-day arrived. Many 
members of the student body and 
faculty were on hand to see Dr. 

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In Lieu of an Ivy Oration 

Everyone wants to be proud of his profession. One of the major questions in the 
minds of young teachers entering their chosen profession is whether they will be 
proud to claim themselves as teachers. 

Teaching methods and school curricula have been severely criticized since the 
time of Plato. For over two thousand years education has been altered to meet the 
needs of the contemporary society, and there has always been a "new look" in 
teaching fashions. However, never before in this vast time span has education in 
any corner of the world been looked at under a more powerful microscope than 
it has in 1955. There is every indication that the scientific examination of educa- 
tion in America in 1956 will be just as searching. 

We need not be afraid. We need not fear for our children's education; we need 
not fear the future. 

The job of every American is to continue to criticize, to investigate, to pry, to 
examine — with every available means and material for doing so — the present edu- 
cational system. 

Why shouldn't we, the teachers, be proud to belong to an institution as ageless 
and vital as education, an institution which every American considers well worth 
the time, money, and effort spent to criticize it? No institution in a dynamic society 
can expect to remain static over a number of years. 

We are proud of our profession. Our scientists, engineers, doctors, businessmen, 
lawyers, statesmen — all, all are worthy of the acclaim their endeavor has reaped. 
Is there not a teacher somewhere for each of these men and women whose breast 
swells with pride as he or she remembers seeing not the Eisenhower nor the Ein- 
stein, not the Salk, the Hayes, nor the Hemingway, but the child who sat in the third 
seat, last row of his first, seventh, or twelfth grade class? 

There has always been great men and women — and ordinary people just like 
you and me — and great educators who dedicated their lives to the children who 
passed through their classroom doors year after year. Surely this pattern has not 
changed and will not change. 

We, the teachers, are grateful for the criticism that our cherished institution has 
undergone, indeed should undergo, that we may be justifiably proud of our chosen 
profession — teaching. 

Joan Kunstler 




Honor Society 

The Frank Fuller Murdock Honor Society — 
under the guidance of Mr. Luddy — members are 
chosen for scholarship, leadership, and character 
. . . Monday night discussion groups on a variety 
of interesting and timely topics . . . candidates 
are feted and pinned at the annual banquet — 
headed this year by Thomas Quadrozzi. 



Officers 

President THOMAS QUADROZZI 

Vice President FRANCES LA PLANTE 

Secretary-Treasurer MARY RICHARDS 






The Newman Club 



An intellectual, spiritual, and social club for 
Catholic students . . . always looking for new 
members — bi-weekly meetings with lectures by 
the clergy . . . sponsor of the St. Patrick's Day 
celebration . . . gifts for Brightside . . . annual 
Cardinal Newman Day observance . . . spring 
Communion Breakfast . . . under the spiritual 
guidance of Father Cornelius Donahue and faculty 
direction of Mr. E. K. Luddy. 



Officers 

President KATHIE O'LEARY 

Vice President PAT GAMLIN 

Secretary SYLVIA ALLEN 

Treasurer CAROL MURPHY 



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The Christian Association 



The Christian Association, one of the two reli- 
gious groups at N.A.S.T.C. . . . devoted to the 
study of religion, especially of the Protestant de- 
nominations . . . meetings with film showings, 
talks by clergymen, discussions led by members 
of the club . . . joint caroling with the Newman 
Club . . . teams sent to various young people's 
groups to speak and to lead discussions on reli- 
gious and secular topics . . . guided by Reverend 
Robert J. L. Williams . . . faculty advisor Miss 
Mary Underhill. 



Officers 

President WALTER GEHRING 

Vice President - GEORGE MILLER 

Secretary MARJORIE LEAB 

Treasurer _...._ NANCY ALSING 



The Drama Club 




The Drama Club boasts the largest club mem- 
bership . . . members perform skits, read plays 
and review movies, listen to play recordings and 
discuss current trends in the theater . . . annual 
production for 1956 is Bell, Book and Candle by 
John Van Druten, under the direction of Dr. Day- 
ton Dennett. 




Cast 

PATRICIA GAMLIN 
LEONARD GOLDMAN 
MARY RICHARDS 
ARNOLD BARTINI 
ROBERT MEACHAM 



Officers 

President PAUL NASH 

Vice President _... ALICE MALLOY 

Treasurer LARRY CYR 

Secretary ANNETTE HADDAD 





The Glee Club 

The Glee Club was re-established this year with 
an excellent turn-out, after a year of absence — 
established to give students the opportunity to 
sing for pleasure ... no requirements to meet 
— just come and sing. 

First program of the year in December ... a 
Christmas assembly with selections from religious 
and secular music . . . later a recital with selec- 
tions from The Student Prince. 

All thanks to Miss Boyden, advisor and direc- 
tor, for the many hours she donated to make the 
Glee Club a success. 




Officers 

President HENRY REYNOLDS 

Secretary-Treasurer PAULA PILKINGTON 

Librarian CLIFFORD TETREAULT 



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The Current Events Club 

The Current Events Club . . . designed to de- 
velop and maintain an interest in local, national, 
and international affairs . . . club meetings . . . 
held twice each month . . . center around dis- 
cussions of political, social, and economic hap- 
penings throughout the world. Other activities . . . 
sponsoring guest speakers ... a social following 
basketball . . . the presentation of an assembly 
program for the student body. 



Officers 

President VIOLA HOGAN 

Vice President WALTER GEHRING 

Secretary JEAN SHEPARD 

Treasurer CAROL LEMOINE 

Faculty Advisor MR. PIERCE 











The Science Club 

Wednesday night star gazers ... a club inter- 
ested in gaining a better understanding of science. 
Discoverers of craters on the moon . . . the science 
magazine searchers . . . the human spinning tops. 
Advised by Dr. John Semon. As well as these 
serious endeavors . . . the sponsors of "Gilda" and 
popcorn. 



Officers 

President VIOLA MAE WHITMAN 

Vice President JANET WHEELER 

Secretary _ _ DELIGHT SMITH 

Treasurer _.. __ THOMAS HALL 



W.A.A. 

and 
M.A.A. 







Our two athletic associations are the only 
ones which together include the entire stu- 
dent body . . . these two active groups spon- 
sor intramural sports, principally basketball, 
volleyball, badminton and softball . . . each 
group adds to the college social life by each 
planning a social activity after one of the 
basketball games . . . W.A.A. is famous for 
Mountain Day and overnight camping trips 
for the gals . . . this year they also guided 
an all-college Winter Sports Day, commemo- 
rating Washington's Birthday — a grand suc- 
cess . . . the two clubs are advised by Miss 
Nila Haresign and Dr. John Semon. respec- 
tively. 




W.A.A. 
M.A.A. 



Officers 

President SYLVIA ALLEN 

Secretary-Treasurer MIMI MAGUIRE 

Head of Sports JUDY DRACUP 

President BOB MORELLI 

Vice President BOB MEACHAM 

Secretary-Treasurer KEN STARSIAK 




The Commuters' Club 



The W.C.C. is a pleasant means of uniting all 
commuter girls — Seniors and Freshmen alike . . . 
famous for sharing delicious home-packed lunches 
. . . avid card players in the Koffee Korner, their 
new home . . . co-sponsors of the Winter Sports 
Day outing . . . under the leadership of Marge 
Morin and Fran Cariddi. 




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Yearbook Staff 

Editor-in-Chief Joan Kunstler 

Assistant Editor Dorothy Rowe 

Photography Arnold Bartini 

Literary Chairman Francis La Plante 

Assistant Ruth Keyes 

Candids Chairman Patricia Gamlin 

Assistant Thomas Quadrozzi 

Business Chairman Joyce Lataif 

Assistant ____ Wilfred Saulnier 

Circulation Chairman Edward Pierson 

Assistant Allan Booth 

Typists Carol Cimonetti, Joanne DeMadonna 

Faculty Advisor Mary Underhill 




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